HD Video Available. Set proudly amidst expansive formal grounds of approximately one acre, Lochview is a truly exquisite six bedroom family home positioned on the northern shores of Bardowie Loch. Built in 1993, Lochview is the showpiece property within an intimate courtyard development of three sizeable homes and offers twelve principal apartments of around 4,500 square feet or thereby. The unrivalled setting within the former grounds of Bardowie Castle includes 0.56 acres of shared loch frontage and is accessed via a beautiful tree lined driveway running along the lochside which is reputedly Scotland’s longest, private, lime tree avenue. Lochview was designed in an ode to Georgian architecture and the orientation is such that the glistening reflection of the sun across Bardowie Loch can be enjoyed from almost every room. Lochview also has shared access and sailing rights to the loch and adjacent slipway and is a haven for wildlife and outdoor pursuits. This peaceful and extremely private location is also a mere 2.5 miles and 3.5 miles from a wide range of amenities within the town centres of Milngavie and Bearsden, respectively. The area is served by excellent schooling at all levels and nearby arterial road networks also link to a choice of private schooling options. Bearsden and Milngavie provide an excellent range of services, shops and amenities including Marks & Spencer and Waitrose as well as restaurants, coffee shops, doctors surgeries, library and post office. Glasgow city centre is approximately 7 miles and Glasgow International Airport approximately 13 miles.
The property enjoys wonderful grounds extending to almost one acre. The immaculately kept gardens are mainly laid to lawn and include patio next the entertaining suite. There is a large wooden built outhouse forming a pool/ snooker room. Electric gates open by way of a Videx video telecom entry system and a sweeping driveway is illuminated by dusk and dawn post lighting. A tarmacadam drive also leads to a courtyard at the rear where further parking is provided.
The main entrance opens to a welcoming entrance hall with downstairs cloaks/WC and French doors open to the formal lounge set around the central log burning fire beyond which is a fully fitted coffee bar with Corian surfaces, plumbed for the coffee machine and features a sink and fridge. Passing the dining room, is the dining kitchen and family room formed around a beautiful Corian table providing a sociable hub and features Corian surfaces and a choice of electric or gas cooking hobs by De Dietrich. The adjoining utility room provides access to the rear courtyard and the far end of the house offers a large entertaining suite with two sets of French doors beyond which, is the garden room overlooking the lawned grounds. These two rooms could effectively be utilised as a self contained apartment for those with a dependent relative or as an ideal older child’s quarters as there is an adjoining shower room and a second fixed staircase leads to two further rooms in the form of a sitting room and adjoining bedroom. Off the main hall, a the main staircase leads to the principal sleeping quarters in the form of five further double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, three of which feature en suite facilities, the master en-suite includes a steam shower and finally, a further shower room. The master en suite features a steam shower and each of the shower rooms upstairs have under floor heating.
Since the mid 1800's, Bearsden grew steadily due to its new rail links to Glasgow and today it is firmly established as one of the most desirable and indeed affluent areas to live in Scotland. With such a diverse range of amenities on offer, Bearsden and Milngavie residents enjoy a wide selection of shops and supermarkets, with Marks and Spencer, Waitrose, Asda and Tesco all found locally. There are numerous coffee shops and bars in the area and a number of restaurants cater for every taste.
The area boasts bowling and tennis clubs, sports centres and no fewer than seven golf courses, all within ten minutes' drive. There is even an outdoor dry ski slope! For those who love the outdoors, Bearsden and Milngavie have a number of picturesque parks and outdoor spaces, with the start of the West Highland Way found in the centre of Milngavie. Mugdock Country Park is nearby and some of Scotland's finest scenery is only a short drive away.
There are a number of excellent nursery and primary schools in the area, with the highly regarded independent schools of The High School of Glasgow and Glasgow Academy having their junior schools nearby. Bearsden Academy and Boclair Academy are consistently high performers and offer secondary education in the state sector. Four train stations serve the area with direct services to both Glasgow and Edinburgh, numerous bus routes into the city centre and an international airport only fifteen to twenty minutes' drive away, Bearsden is a hard act to follow!